Board of Directors

N/A John Bowles

Enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 14, 1969, and reported to Ft. Benning, GA, as an E-1 on April 7 for Basic Combat Training (BCT) at “Harmony Church.”  Completed BCT as Outstanding Trainee, promoted to E-2. Reported to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, on June 18 for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in Construction /Utilities (…

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Secretary COL (Ret) Mayo A “Biff” Hadden

COL (Ret) Mayo A. “Biff” Hadden, is a retired Army Colonel, Infantry/Special Forces.  He enlisted in 1962, in the Airborne Infantry, graduated from OCS, Class 10-64, Ft Benning in December 1964, and retired from the Army in February 1993, after serving almost 31 years in a variety of Infantry and Special Forces assignments.  He is…

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Director Dr. Milton McPherson

Milton Monroe McPherson, Sr. was born in Monroe County, Alabama on October 19, 1928. Dr. McPherson was educated in the public schools of Alabama and is a widower of Carolyn Coley McPherson and has 2 sons and 1 daughter. Dr. McPherson holds a Professor of Emeritus of History from Troy State University as well as…

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President LTC (Ret) Alvin Cartwright

Lieutenant Colonel Alvin W. Cartwright initially served as an enlisted man for three and a half years. After completing Basic Training with the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Airborne School  at Fort Benning, Georgia he served as Cadre at the Airborne Battalion,  Ft. Benning.  He applied for  OCS as an E-5 and…

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Vice President OPNS COL (Ret) DeLloyd Voorhees Jr

DeLloyd (De) Voorhees, Jr. retired from the U.S. Army in October 1998 after 30 years with the rank of Colonel, IN, USA.  He graduated from Infantry OCS in Class 34-69 in October 1969.  His initial ten years of service included assignments to the 10th SFG(A), MACV, 197th Inf Bde and the 1st Inf Div (Fwd). …

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Director COL (Ret) Francis C. Vossen

Francis C. Vossen Career History Over thirty years of success in professional management positions in diversified highly competitive, results-oriented organizations. Extensive hand-on experience in public sector management, budgeting, manpower utilization recruiting, operations research, and project management. Consistently demonstrated vision, organizational ability, resourcefulness, leadership and the ability to accomplish all goals and objectives through proper mentoring…

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Treasurer LTC (Ret) Edgar Sumner Burroughs III

Lieutenant Colonel Ed Burroughs enlisted in the Army in February of 1969. After graduating from Infantry Basic Training at Ft. Benning Georgia and Infantry AIT at Ft. McClellan Alabama he attended the NCO Leadership Course at Ft. Benning. He was accepted into the OCS program and graduated from the 55 Company class 22-70 in October…

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Treasurer LTC (Ret) Martin M. Reyna
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Vice-President Admin Raymond L. (Skip) Strickland, Captain (Retired)

CPT(R) Raymond L. “Skip” Strickland, Sr. served twenty years on active duty in the U.S. Army as both Non-commissioned Officer and Commissioned Officer.  He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School (OCS) June 6, 1990 (Class 3-90)..  Skip had served in Infantry (Mech. / Light), Airborne Ranger, Special Operations, and Army Acquisition Corp assignments form 1980-2000,…

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Director COL (Ret) Dorn B. Backman

Colonel Dorn B. Backman was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School, Class 44-67, on August 1, 1967. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Company C, 10th Battalion, 2d Brigade, Basic Combat Training (BCT), Fort Jackson, South Carolina. His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, D Company, 1st Battalion,…

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